Officer District Park

Officer District Park will be a 10-hectare adventure and nature park, located on Lansell Avenue in Officer - in the outer south eastern suburbs of metropolitan Melbourne. The park will be located to the north of the Officer township. Its elevated location means it will be visible throughout most of Officer.

The park’s master plan, adopted by Council in late-2018, was developed after 2 rounds of extensive community consultation.

We’re now seeking community input to help shape the designs of the 5 major elements of the park. These designs will then be finalised, ready for construction to start next year.

Design your park

Click through to the below consultation pages to give your feedback on the design of these feature spaces within Officer District Park:

What will the park include?

Along with picnic lawn area, public toilets (near the cafe), car parking, open grassland areas and future road access from the princess highway Officer District Park will also have the below features:

The play space will have active, adventurous play opportunities for all ages. Whilst incorporating junior elements, thespace will focus on features to challenge tweens, teens and adults. It is set to include features such as parkour, an obstacle course, long slides, climbing, ropes, balance beams and climbing walls set into the hill to create an exciting, challenging, iconic and adventurous district play space. 

The café will provide social opportunities to meet and enjoy a coffee or snacks.

A dry creek bed water play space will provide natural sensory play next to the café. This junior space will complement the more active play areas focusing on older age groups. 

The fitness zone will complement the play space. Creating a steep stepped access path, the intent is to create an attractive yet challenging space to exercise and train in. 

A wheeled adventure trail will be included along the northern slope of the reserve to provide opportunities for people of all ages for mountain boarding and mountain bike riding.

A regional level skate park will provide skate, BMX and scooter opportunities to all ages. The facility will be able to cater large events. 

A partially-fenced, off-leash area at the southern edge of the reserve will have connections to the lower boundary path and car park. 

The wetlands will catch and treat park water runoff using Water Sensitive Urban Design (WSUD) principles. WSUD will be included throughout the reserve and showcased in the wetland and board walk areas. A boardwalk will provide a walking trail through the wetlands to view wildlife and natural environmental systems. 

The lookout will be positioned centrally at the reserve’s highest point to take advantage of the surrounding views. 

An accessible path network will provide access to the main lookout and key parts of the reserve. 

These will provide access through the reserve and connections to the broader bicycle trail and nearby reserves. 

The survey form is now closed. Thanks for your contributions.

Officer District Park site

Officer District Park site